Jar of Flowers Card
Today’s project is a multi-faceted greeting card using some of the luscious fruits of the Mediterranean. “Eden,” a brand new Peg Stamp Set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry, is a whole handful of fun and includes a mouth-watering pomegranate, fig, and olive, along with a fig leaf, a graceful frond, and a fun-to-stamp sprig. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you use the stamps!
Stamps Used in this Project
- Eden Peg Stamp Set (retired)
- “Thinking of You” Mini Peg Stamp
Inks Used in this Project
Papers Used in this Project
- Gray Card Stock – 5 ½ x 8 ½ inches, Folded
- Navy Card Stock – 3 ⅛ x 3 5/8 inches
- Teal Card Stock – 2 ⅝ x 3 ⅛ inches
- Aqua Card Stock – For Trim
- White Card Stock – 2 1/2 x 3 inches
- White Card Stock – Oval 1 ⅜ inches Wide x 1 ⅞ inches Tall
- Scrap Card Stock – Teal and Aqua
Supplies & Embellishments Used in this Project
- Miniature Bottle
- Crochet Thread
- Stickles® Glitter Glue
- Sakura Gelly Roll® – Purple
- Round Punch – 1 inch
- Double Sided Foam Tape
- Tombow™ Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Quick Instructions for this Project
- Take the folded gray piece of paper and stamp a row of fronds using bamboo ink. Repeat in the opposite direction using Mountain Lake ink. Continue stamping rows of the frond stamp, alternating color and direction with each row. The result will be somewhat of a chevron patten. It looks nice on the gray background.
- Set aside the card base and get ready to stamp the feature part of the card.
- On the white card stock stamp the Pomegranate in raspberry ink, stamp impressions at the top, sides, and bottom of the paper. To make the images appear more natural, rotate the stamp a little bit each time you stamp.
- Next, take stamp the Olive in black, toss in just enough olives to be tasty. Using odd numbers is pleasing to the eye. Since five would be too much for my wreath, I just stamped three.
- The fig stamp is next. Stamp it twice, the first time in mountain lake and the second time in violet. Relationships are important in component stamping, so it’s okay to let some of your images touch.
- You can’t have an Eden Peg Stamp Set without those fig leaves! Stamp the Fig Leaf next in green tea. You can stamp a second impression before re-inking to get a nice, dimensional look.
- Stamp the Palm Frond in bamboo. The graceful bending of this stamp makes it really fun to use. The natural lines are perfect for wreaths and borders.
Stamp the Olive Branch in black.
- Once the ink has dried, glue all of the pre-cut pieces together. Glue a scrap of the Aqua card stock to where about ¼ inches comes out the bottom of the navy card stock.
- With the purple gel pen, make a row of dots along the aqua card stock. I found it easier to do this after gluing all the pieces together but you might want to do it before.
- Stamp the “Thinking of You” Mini Peg Stamp in black on a scrap of white card stock. Then punch it out using a 1-inch round punch.
- Use the bamboo ink pad to scuff some color around the edges of the round medallion. Glue the sentiment to the feature piece of the card and set aside. This part of the card is finished but we’ll hold off glueing it to the card base until we have the rest of the pieces finished.
- On the white card stock oval stamp the Frond in seafoam all around the oval. Turn the stamp as you go for a graceful design when you’re all finished. This light color makes a pleasant (but not too intrusive) background for the flowers and the vase.
- Take the purple gel pen and make some dots all around the edge of the oval. Then use scissors to cut around each of the dots for a serrated edge. You may be thinking that you could avoid all of this effort by just using a serrated oval die. And you are right. So if you use a die, just punch out an oval, stamp it like above, and then use the serrations on the punched out oval to guide in placement of the purple gel-pen dots. However you get to this point, it is now time to set this piece aside and stamp some flowers for the vase. On another scrap of white card stock, stamp a single Frond in green tea. Stamp another Frond, this time in bamboo.
- Using just the tip of the Frond Peg Stamp and some green tea ink, add a little greenery to the top of the impressions you made earlier. This makes the ensemble look more natural. Don’t worry about the un-stamped white area; you are going to stamp another stamp over this area (the best thing about Component Stamping is that it is very forgiving).
- Stamp the Olive Branch in violet in the middle of the arrangement. You might agree that the little white space we talked about earlier comes in handy now.
- Trim around the flowers and greenery and then mount the cut-out on double sided foam tape (I ended up using several layers of foam tape, to align the height of the flowers with the opening of the tiny jar). Fasten it to the oval medallion, leaving room for the little vase.
- Now it’s time to prepare the vase. Simply fill the little jar with green glitter glue and tie a bow around it. Once the glue is dry in the little bottle, glue it to the oval medallion.
- All done!
I hope you enjoyed this week’s project tutorial.
Join us in a couple of weeks for another colorful card sample. In the meantime, happy stamping from Rubber Stamp Tapestry!
Renee Lewis – Contributing Writer